Procter & Gamble and The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research under the Supply Chain Innovation Programme over three years. This is part of P&G’s five-year public-sector research collaboration with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), which commenced in late 2013 and has since expanded to include NUS and other research performers in Singapore.
This new collaboration, which is part of P&G’s Connect + Development programme, will focus on raising supply chain innovation to the next level by leveraging on NUS’ global academic network and strong research expertise in supply chain management, as well as P&G’s industry know-how and technologies. The technologies, solutions and knowledge created through this collaboration will contribute to P&G’s product pipeline and benefit more than four billion consumers around the world. While the programme will be led by P&G and NUS, all research performers under the expanded collaboration may be involved in performing portions of the research.
“This partnership is one of many milestones in our long-term commitment to Singapore. This enables all parties to benefit by being externally focused on cutting edge research and by being well-connected with the best thinkers in academia and in the industry. It is a privilege to work with NUS, a leading university in Asia and we look forward to writing the next page in the book of Supply Chain Innovations,” said Mr Ed Hunter, Vice-President of Product Supply, Asia, Procter & Gamble.
Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Provost and Chairman of the Advisory Board of TLI Asia Pacific at NUS, added: “Through this collaboration with P&G, we hope to be able to gain better understanding of real-world industrial challenges, and to be able to translate NUS’ expertise in supply chain and logistics research into innovative solutions to address these issues and make an impact to the industry. The knowledge of industrial operations and challenges will enable us to further enhance the relevance of NUS’ education and research.”